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NBC
Dec 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
newman begins his sixth week in custody, new details are emerging that explain why the north koreans are singling him out and are not letting him return home. our report from our chief foreign correspondent, andrea mitchell. >> reporter: merrill newman, seen in these images broadcast over the state-run tv, was according to friends in his former combat unit, one of the leaders of an elite team fighting in the korean war. in fact, when the 85-year-old veteran was pulled off a plane he was planning to go to south korea and reunite with some of his former troops who were waiting for him there. one said i wouldn't go there, north korea would think i was a spy or something. a friend from that unit, allen hedges, told us he believes that is why newman is being held. >> the charges are false, i'll tell you that. i was there with him. we never killed anybody or anything and we never advocated killing. >> reporter: after six weeks, newman was seen signing an alleged apology for his actions during the war, but there is no way of verifying the so-called confession or under what circumstances new
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
.s. is deeply concerned. that's after a video was released showing what was called newman's apology. what's next? good evening to you, sir. >> good evening. >> so gordon, newman was a veteran of the korean war. newman apologized for crimes, but that ended six decades ago. why is this unfolding now? >> we don't know why now, but it's important. north korea doesn't do things like this without careful deliberation. one of the things we can say, though, is that the founding myth of the north korean state is that the united states and south korea attacked the north. and what this does, by impre impressening mr. newman, it gives the opportunity to replay this myth for the north korean people. this bolsters the regime. >> you look at the apology and everybody say it is was terribly scripted. what did you make of that? >> of course it was scripted. that's what they always do with something like this. they want to make sure they get exactly the message they want out to the north korean public. so they're not going to allow any sort of deviation. so clear this was directed on high from the top of the regi
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 2:30am EST
videotape, captive american tourist merrill newman is seen for the first time in nearly five weeks. reading from an awkwardly phrased text, newman, an 85-year-old retire finance executive from california appears to be apologizing for what he calls hostile acts against the communist north koreans. >> that in u.s. and western countries there is misleading information and propaganda about pprk. >> newman had been an infantry officer, a soldier like the troops memallized here. a life long dream was to return to the hand he fought as a young man. this time on a sightseeing tour. >> reporter: they told reuters that a half century ago he helped to coordinate some of the most daring missions of the korean war. a conflict the north koreans see as ongoing since no peace treaty was ever signed. newman was about to return home when a government official took him off the plane without explanation. the united states has no official diplomatic relations with north korea, but swedish embassy officials visited newman and said he's in good health. this weekend, as vice president biden prepares for a trip to
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
to newman over the weekend. he was in a hotel. he confirmed he was in good health, being fed, getting his medicines. he's appealing for release as well as other detained u.s. citizens. former ambassador to the united nations bill richardson negotiated release of several americans held in north korea. good to see you, governor. thanks for being with us. first of all, what is your sense seeing the so-called apology, confession, whatever you want to call what they allegedly had, now that that has been done and swedish ambassador has seen him, he's not gone to a prison, in a hotel, are you hopeful this could be the first step towards releasing mr. newman? >> well, in the past with kim jong-un's father, i would have been hopeful. with this new leader, it's uncertain what they are going to do next. it's totally unpredictable. it's bizarre how they treated mr. newman. they took him out of an airplane. he was heading home. he was there legitimately. now he's incarcerated with kenneth bay, the other american detainee. he was in north korea and an american envoy was going to take him out but then t
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
to be in good health. the swedish ambassador visited 85-year-old merrill newman over the weekend and gave him his heart medication. newman told the ambassador he is being treated well. video was released friday of newman reading an alleged apology letter for crimes during the korean war. the obama administration is urging north korea to release new imagine and another american held there for more than a year. >>> a new clue in the death of "fast & furious" actor paul walker. >> up next, the new security video that shows the fiery crash and it may help rule out one theory on what happened. >> speed was a factor in the deadly train derailment in new york. what the engineer says was the problem. >> and the bay area woman is showing no love to southwest after she says the carrier kicked her and her service dog off a plane in oakland. ,,,,,, friend on saturday. jeff ng has the tape and why it may s in >>> new video of the fiery crash that killed actor paul walker and a friend on saturday. jeff nguyen has the tape and why it may prove the car walker was in was not drag-racing. >> reporter: new vid
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 9:00am PST
. the u.s. government has pleaded for pyongyang to set free merrill newman pictured on the right and kenneth bay. new man was snatched from a plane just minutes before he was to leave in october. for bae, he was arrested a year ago in november. the sister spoke to cnn's new day earlier delling us her family is now worried about his health. >> he's been in the hospital since august 5th. he's had some medical conditions pre-existent prior to north korea. he had diabetes. he had enlarged heart. hypertension and my understanding is while he was in labor camp, some of his injuries from before he had some back injuries and a radiating leg pain that had recurred during his hard labor because he was working in the field eight hours a day for six days. and i think his body -- and i think he has has some malnutrition, as well. had he lost 50 pounds during his 80 days of hard labor. >> his sister believes her brother's religious beliefs got him in trouble. kenneth was found guilty of crimes against north korea and sentenced to 15 years hard labor. and this as merrill newman has release aid
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
the detainment of palo alto war veteran merrill newman in north korea. biden arrived there today. the white house has already issued a formal request for newman's release. the 85-year-old was detained in late october after the end of a ten-day visit to north korea. over the weekend, north korean television aired a video of newman apologizing for crimes during the korean war. experts believe the statement was coerced. during the war, newman served in a top-secret army unit. nicknamed the white tigers. which trained anti-communist guerillas. >>> vice president biden will also visit south korea during his trip as well as china where he will meet with president xi jiping. the two will most likely discuss china's new claim over the east china sea and the threat it continues to make to countries who fly over that airspace. >>> violence is escalating in southern asia tonight. as anti-government protesters clash with police in thailand. at least four people have been killed there after three straight days of fighting in bangkok. nearly 30,000 people are protesting, determined to topple prime minister sin
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
-old korean war vet detained since october a. video released over the weekend shows merrill newman reading an apology for crimes against the state. let's bring in cnn's barbara starr. she's at the pentagon watching this situation what do you know? >> reporter: good morning, chris. swedish diplomats have been able to visit newman, but his family, of course, wants him home. >> i can understand that in u.s. and western countries there is misleading information and propaganda about pprk. >> reporter: north korean state media released this video over the weekend of detained american tourist 85-year-old merrill newman reading a handwritten apomg. pyongyang says newman admits he is guilty of big crimes when he not for the u.s. in the korean war working with anti-down intoist gorillas planning now 60 years later to try to meet up with them. it shows newman signing the four-page statement, dating it, seemth it with his thumbprint in red enk. what happens to him next isn't clear after being held since late october taken off a plane just as hess tour group was leaving. the white house is now weighing
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
, a national security council spokes woman urged north korea to let 85-year-old merrill newman return home to the united states. newman is a korean war veteran. he was detained in october as his tour group was leaving the communist country. over the weekend korean state media released this video of newman reading a handwritten, scripted apology for so-called crimes committed during the korean war. the u.s. is also pushing for the release of a second american, kenneth bae, who's been in prison since last year. bae's sister spoke to chris cuomo about the last time she heard from her brother. >> last time we've had any news of kenneth when my mother was visiting back in october so she was there from the 11th through the 14th and she got to visit him in the hospital and we haven't had any updates since and at that time, i think his condition had improved some because he had been hospitalized for several months but, you know, he has chronic conditions that require ongoing attention by his doctors at home which is why he needs to come home now. >> help us understand that a little bit. was he inj
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
of detained american tourist, 85-year-old merrill newman reading a handwritten apology. >> and u.s. and western countries, there is misleading information and propaganda. >> reporter: newman admits he's guilty of big crimes when he fought for the u.s. in the korean war and now 60 years later, planning to try to meet up with anti-communist guerillas but was he coerced in a confession? >> the two biggest signs are the imperfect english in the statement as it was read by an american. the second sign is all the language that praises the regime. i think both of these things are dead giveaways that it wasn't written by newman. >> reporter: newman's case is especially concerning due to his age and because no one is sure what north korea is up to. >> the thing that's most disturbing is that they seem to have racheted up the situation by going after somebody who has no particular cause for being detained in north korea and then holding him without explanation for over a month. >> reporter: american kenneth bay also held for over a year by north korea. his sister told cnn his convictions m
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am EST
press said former members of the group were to meet newman at the airport. he served in this the korean war, and authorities say they are holding him to investigate war crimes. he was shown on north korean tv reading what north korean officials say was an apology. >>> vice president joe biden says he is concerned about china's expansion of the air defense zone in the east china sea biden told japanese leaders the u.s. will stay committed to their alliance. stephanie is in tokyo. >> reporter: the u.s. vice president has offered words of reassurance to japan on tuesday. he says he is deep concerned about china's actions. nobody is quite sure what it means, but obviously there is a grave risk of some kind of accident between aircraft from the chinese side and japanese side. and the fact that joe biden has come out so strongly in support of japan should serve as a message to china. he said there is nothing worse than an intentional war, than an unintentional one. and that reflects the gave concerns people have between accidents between aircraft from different nations. >>> tensions are risin
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00am PST
administration and north korea to release a korean war vet detained more than a month. 85-year-old merrill newman was seen in a video apologizing for crimes against the state. newman taken off a plane in october as he was getting ready to leave pyongyang with a tour group. officials are deeply concerned about him. later today they will have an interview with kenneth bay, another person in north korea right now. they will have an interview with his sister. that is coming up later on "new day." >>> that is . >> i request see some people flying from the left side, people from the back. it's just crazy. >> moment of impact, new details on a new york commuter train that derailed. four killed, dozens injured. the big question, why? mechanical failure or conductor error? >>> terror on the rise the stunning admission from two intelligence leaders telling cnn the threat of terrorism has increased. where is the greatest threat coming from now? >>> drone delivery. amazon ceo reveals drones dropping off packages door-to-door. is this a new way of shopping? >> your "new day" gainst right now. >> this is "new
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
he appeared in a new video. the video shows 85-year-old merrill newman confessing to war crimes reading from an awkwardly phrased text. the first time he has been seen since he was detained five weeks ago. pulled off of a plane and no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he's in good health. they are hoping to have him home before the new year. >> the ambassador also was able to relay the message that he's being treated by doctors. the food that he is being given is good, and he feels that they are treating him well. at least that's the message from him to the ambassador to his family. no telling if he was coerced or forced into reading this, and there's no telling if the message he's giving the ambassador is in front of some official. >> of course. he's 85 years old. the concern for if his health is very legitimate. he's not the only one held in north korea. another american citizen, kenneth bay. hope they get home soon. >> absolutely. >>> after two months of system
KRON
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am PST
that newman was deported from the country was a humanitarian act. when he was asked if he would go back to north korea he chuckled and said probably not. >>> the 49ers getting a chance of redemption. they will square off today. that game holds big playoff implications. it is no secret they do not like each other. and seattle can clinch the west with a win and they are trying to make the playoff. now ahead they are trying to get the fans involved. they sent a home field advantage plan telling fans to wear red and when to be quiet. and media reports some fans pulled money together and use a plain to fly a banner prior to kickoff. and they are racing money and they posted a picture of trophys so this is a fun matchup for fans. i checked on line and $300. that's partly due to this is the second to last game here before the 49ers and now they will take it from the stick and home with you. tough buy them on line. and it starts next year. >> and not only are they not like each other but the coaches have a history of not. >> and it has turned into one of the best in the nfl a lot of this is all
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
, merrill newman was detained in north korea for reasons unknown. and now in a bizarre taped con infection, he apologized for his actions including killing troops andismians during the korean war. but there's still no word whether he will be set free. some like bill richardson thinks the se sheem is using him as a bargaining chip. >> they want something. i believe they want a high level delegati delegation. in the past they got jimmy carter and president clinton. i used to be the second string and i got a couple out. but in this case, there has to be some kind of an end game. the fact that they have two. the fact that one of them is a war veteran. >> cnn's pentagon correspondent live at the pentagon, barbara starr. my dad was a war veteran. that must have been very painful for him to do? >> swee decision diplomats have been able to visit him and bring in medication for his heart that we are told he needs. but still, of course, carol, his family wants him home. north koreanian state media released video of '85-year-old merrill newman reading a handwritten policy. >> in u.s. and western coun
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
-old merrill newman was pulled off a plane in october while touring the country. the swedish ambassador visited him at a hotel and newman said he is being treated well. the north has been holding him for more than a month accusing him of hostile acts during the korean war. >>> time now 6:41. delivery drones, amazon is testing out a futuristic plan to fly your packages right to your door. >> and following the carol, the 12 days of christmas, how one set of gifts will set you back. >> a mixed bag on wall street so far. coming up we'll get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. ,, [[man] it's nothing but tape... [woman] it's a block. we're havin' a baby! [laughter in background] [woman screams] are we havin' a baby? [ambient crying and laughter] the new service, called "pre air," could have orders on customers' doorsteps within0 >>> amazon wants to use drones to speed up delivery time. the new service called prime air could have orders on customer doorsteps within 30 minutes but it at least four years before the drones are ready. they would only handle packages weighing up to
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
. he says newman appears in good health. north korea says he committed war crimes decades ago. he was seen on television there yesterday reading an apology. >>> it's just after 11:00 a.m. monday morning in thailand and it was a bloody weekend there. four were killed. more than 100 hurt after protests erupted. the leader of those protests has called for a nationwide strike after meeting with the prime minister and demanding she resign. our scott hideler joins us from bangkok with more on this. scott, are we expecting more clark between police and protesters today? >> reporter: absolutely. now, we have been seeing a little bit of that. we are right by the prime minister's office, the government house, barricaded behind me. >> that's where we saw a lot of the most intention clark on sunday. we have had a little bit of that today, nothing like we saw yesterday. but it's a little bit early in the day. there have been about maybe two to 300 protesters that were just up at the barricade within the last 15 or 20 minutes. they started lobbing tear gas. i am wearing a helmet. they are goin
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
feared that newman was preparing to visit former members when he was detained. fresh investigators concluded that yasir arafat died of natural causes. although, they did find, higher than normal levels of the radio active element in his body. similar tests done by russia were inconclusive. all three were conducted after al jazeera obtained statutes of the clothes he wore shortly before his dead. his wife reacted to the french report just a short time ago in paris. what should one think? >> clayton swisher was the documentary maker whose investigated prompted his widow to request her husband's body be exhumed. and tested. tell us more, if you would, about the french investigation? >> as far as they are concern, the swiss remain the only game in town, they are hoping that the french court will allow them to aapproach the bench and present their findings alongside the french ones. their 180 page report, that we made public, they said that gas could not have caused those very high levels of polonium. and so -- now that the attorneys are started to look at who are the french experts inv
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
than a year, and merle newman. he is the 85-year-old korean war vet who was seized in october at the end of a tour of the country. he was seen on state television this past weekend delivering what appeared to pretty much every expert to be a forced apology. now, clearly neither his case nor that of kenneth bay are likely to be helped best the ongoing political in-fighting in north korea. listen to gordon chang again. >> it's clear that the political sensitivities in pyongyang have been heightened. nobody is going to want to make that decision because that decision can be criticized and and when people are being executed, everybody plays it safe. >> so as long as this fighting go on, the agony is likely to go on for the families. >> and longer term, how do we deal with this dictator? we really don't know him yet. >> the problem is here, simply, the unpredictability. there's political infighting that makes everybody grab for power wherever they can, makes its far more difficult for hour diplomats to know what to do next. >> jonathan, thank you. compounding all of this. north kor
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
it. >> 48-year-old, grace newman is hitting the gym hard these days at 5'2" and 178-pounds, she's the heaviest she's ever been. >> i have to lose weight because every day, going up and down the stairs, i'm out of breath. >> some studies suggested being overweight or obese may be a benign condition if a person doesn't have problems like high cholesterol, blood pressure, or diabetes. now new research finds being healthy and overweight is just a myth. >> being obese, even in the absence of measurable risk factors is an increased risk of cardiovascular event. there is something we aren't able to measure. the sub cellular or genetic level. >> canadian researchers looked at studies published over the last 60 years and the rates of stroke were higher. with 155 million adults overweight or obese in the u.s., doctors say it is critical to eat right and exercise to maintain a healthy weight. >> you are going to alternate. >> personal trainer, eli recommends easing into lifestyle changes. >> a lot of people start programs and fall off because they try to make too many changes all a
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
americans being held prisoner, merrill newman and ken bae. can you talk about that? >> it's a very painstaking process, and i think rule number one is not to talk about it too much in public except to state the obvious. that they ought to be released immediately. but i am sure, i have no doubt, that the u.s. government is doing what it can to get these people released, but the more they talk about it publicly, probably the more difficult it is. i recall very well the iranian situation where we had these three hikers who were caught for no apparent reason, and what these issues often descend to is the internal politics of the country in which they're being held captive. and so the more we say publicly, the more that can be used by which ever side. so i think it's important to work quietly behind the scenes and i suspect we're doing that. and i do hope the chinese are stepping up in this regard. >> ambassador christopher hill, thank you so much. >> thank you. >>> when we come back, two weeks ago, he was receiving the highest hohigh est honor in france. today bob dylan is being sued i
FOX News
Dec 1, 2013 4:00pm PST
from the family of an american war veteran detained in north korea. 85-year-old merrill newman was visiting the country and was on an airplane ready to take off when he was taken into custody. that was more than a month ago. yesterday the state department issued a statement calling for his release. it came after the north korean government put up this video showing the war vet, according to them, apologizing for his hostile acts. the family says they know he's in good health and table to take his medication. our focus now is on getting him home quickly to join his loved ones who miss him deeply. we are asking that the authorities there take into account his health and his age as an act of humanitarian compassion and allow him depart. the state department also asking for the release of another american citizen at custody in north korea right now, kenneth bay. has been held for more than a year. >>> the temporary deal essentially puts the pause button on iran's nuclear weapons development. he's now responding and reacting to a deal among the six superpowers in iran last week. he
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
details shedding light on why u.s. military vet merrill newman was detained in north korea. state media there releasing an e-mail apparently written by numten six months ago. in the e-mail he reaches out to surviving members of a once top secret guerrilla group newman trained during the korean war. he's been held for more than a month. >>> a fourth student at uc santa barbara has come down with meningitis. students there began getting sick about three weeks ago. one has had to have both legs amputated. the strain of meningitis is similar to the one that sickened eight students at princeton university. >>> kind of cool news here. singer billy joel will be a regular staple at madison square garden in new york city. kind of an unusual arrangement but joel struck a deal as the gard garden's first entertainment franchise. he'll have his own logo. he's set to play a show a month at msg for as long as fans want to hear him play. the run begins with four sold out shows starting in january of next year. apparently he told "usa today" that now he can kmut commute to and it takes out the schlepp f
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
of merrill newman told the press that he led a guerilla group in the korean war. it was one of the army's special forces units. veterans said it was hated and feared by north korea. merrill newman was pulled from an airliner six years ago after visiting north korea as a tour iment. >> an american man imprisoned in cuba is appealing for help. he was arrested in cuba whilst trying to set up an internet for the community. the only way he'll be released is with the president's help. the white house said it's trying to secure his relief. the president has engaged other figure to use their influence with cuba to promote the release. the cuban government made clear the importance that the united states places on his welfare. >> gross's wife said he lost a lot of weight and his hopes are fading. >>> according to research, for the first time in four decades a majority of americans say the u.s. is less powerful than it was a decade ago. 70% think the u.s. is less respected by other counties than in the past. moth of those polled 68% believe the u.s. military is the strongest in the world. u.s. an
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